Year: 2012

Monday Mystery!

It’s Monday and time for another mystery! So as King Lear said – let’s “…take upon ‘s the mystery of things…” What play is this exchange from and who are the characters speaking? Then for extra brownie points – what is the context?   Why dost thou laugh? it fits not with this hour.   Why, …

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Word on the Street!

Word on the Street – TORONTO Sunday, September 23, 2012 Queen’s Park Circle (and beyond!) 11am-6pm The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Toronto’s Word on the Street is fast approaching!  This year the site has expanded, extending from Queen’s Park to College Street – it’s the …

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Wordy Wednesday – “Sound and fury”

Its Wednesday again! On today’s edition of wordy Wednesday i have a question for you jeopardy-style. What phrase found in Shakespeare’s Macbeth  is also the title of William Faulkner’s Nobel prize winning novel? Now before you can answer let’s give you some context; this is Macbeth’s famous soliloquy spoken right after Lady Macbeth’s demise. Act V, Scene 5 MACBETH: She should have died hereafter; …

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